How to File a Truck Accident Claim

Because Sutter County and much of Sacramento Valley is deeply rooted in agriculture and production, thousands of trucks are routed through the county, transporting goods to and from the area. And while trucking is an essential part of these communities, the large trailer trucks that travel throughout the county also pose a serious danger to other travelers.

If you have been involved in a serious Sutter County truck accident caused by a negligent truck driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the damages related to the accident.

Before Submitting Your Claim
Immediately after your accident, write down the details of the accident and your injuries, even if a police report has already been filed, your notes may contain details not recorded by the police. If possible, collect witness testimonies, photographs of the accident scene, and even physical evidence of the accident; these may be necessary in order to establish liability with the reckless truck driver. Make sure you notify the trucking company and trucker of your intentions to file a claim. Lastly, research the process of filing a claim for the insurance company involved, familiarize yourself with the process and be sure not to miss any deadlines.

Negotiating with Insurance Adjusters
Once a claim has been filed, insurance adjusters will likely contact you for access to your medical records and other pieces of evidence. In cases where liability clearly lies with the trucking company a settlement may be offered. However, it is important not to accept a settlement that does not sufficiently cover the total losses and expenses related to your Sutter County truck accident.

How an Attorney can Help
An attorney can not only help you prepare your claim paperwork, but can also help truck accident victims establish liability and negotiate a full and fair compensation. In the event of a serious injury, insurance companies will attempt to settle your case for far less than you deserve. With professional legal representation, when negotiations fail to produce a reasonable settlement, you will have the option to file a lawsuit. A qualified Sutter County truck accident lawyers will be able to defend your right to a just compensation in court.

Recovering Your Rightful Compensation
For minor damage claims, an attorney may not be necessary to negotiate a fair settlement. However, because claimants have only one opportunity to recover compensation and a limited time to file a claim, serious truck accident victims are strongly encouraged to consult a local Sutter County personal injury lawyer regarding their potential case. A free consultation can help truck accident victims determine their rights and their legal options.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mike Bomberger
For decades, Mike Bomberger has helped serious injury and wrongful death victims seek justice and recover maximum compensation for their accident claims. Recently named National Trial Lawyer, Mike has successfully represented numerous clients in court and negotiated millions of dollars in settlements.

Copyright Estey & Bomberger, LLP

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